| | | | PA Radio – Episode 141: Zach Even-Esh

Author / John

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We are so pleased to welcome back Coach Zach Even-Esh of the Underground Strength Gym.  If this is your first time tuning into our conversation with Zach, you are in for a treat.  If you happened to hear our last episode with the wrestling and football strength and conditioning coach, you know that this man epitomizes passion.

Every time I hear him speak I’m reminded that some people were just born to coach.  Listening to Zach is like breathing a fresh breath of motivation to take on the tough clients, the losing teams, and continue to battle the bullshit.  Today’s episode is a bit of a commentary on the woes of our industry but as you’ll hear, the plight of the hard working coach is not without validation.

Sometimes parents and athletes themselves are their own worst enemies.  As the guys discuss, many uneducated folks don’t know what they don’t know.  Zach even makes a comment regarding the irony of the situation.  As he mentions, the people who should be listening to this podcast and others like it, aren’t.  The ones who are, probably need it the least.  Well, if you are listening tell the shitty coach at your gym to get in on it.



For the love of god, start following Zach Even-Esh on all forms of media.  You can find him on Facebook and IG under zevenesh.  Visit his website  to read his blog and check out his book.  He is a coach with a legacy and respected training philosophy.  It’s that simple.

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.


  1. JZ on February 9, 2016 at 6:09 am

    @john was it Starters Pub?

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